River Sid

River Sid

Grid reference SY138963) at a height of 206 metres above sea level [Sign erected at source by Sid Vale Association, 1997] . The source is at the head of a goyle or small ravine.

The underlying geology is comprised of impermeable silty mudstones and sandstones of the Triassic Keuper marl, overlain with permeable Greensand and clay-with-flints. The junction between the Greensand and Keuper Marl forms a spring line.

The river flows through Sidbury and Sidford to Sidmouth and is fed by springs flowing from East Hill and water from the Roncombe Stream, the Snod Brook and the Woolbrook. .
In Sidmouth the river outflows at the Ham through a shingle bar. ["Sidmouth, A History". Sidmouth, Devon:Sidmouth Museum, 1987 ISBN 0-9512704-0-0]


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